Oceanography Teacher Resources
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Learning About Oceanography
Learners experience the field of oceanography. In this oceanography lesson, students role-play the career of oceanographer. Learners log on to Second Life and research algae blooms and coral sanctuaries. Students simulate an oil spill and research the harmful effects of the spill on marine life.
7th - 8th Science 11 Views 40 Downloads
Oceanography-Related Careers: To Be or Not to Be. . .
High schoolers investigate various careers in the field of oceanography. They conduct Internet research, record data on a spreadsheet, write a justification to explain why someone should accept a position found online, and write a letter to a company.
9th - 12th 21st Century Skills 3 Views 10 Downloads
A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words
Students investigate various careers in the field of oceanography. They create a resume, develop a hypothetical company, create a brochure or web page, plan an ad campaign, or write an article about a teacher that has influenced them.
9th - 12th 21st Century Skills 3 Views 14 Downloads
Learners research the five major sub disciplines of oceanography. They, in groups, list questions that each type of oceanographer would pose for a research project, then describe three research projects, and the type of oceanographer involved.
9th - 12th Science 6 Views 27 Downloads
Careers Lessons 2 - How Can I Get There from Here?
High schoolers identify differences between jobs and careers, and identify career areas within the broad field of oceanography. They research, compare and contrast requirements needed to become a practitioner of various oceanographic career fields, determine high school courses that would be most beneficial for someone planning oceanography career, and create computer-based group projects relating to an oceanographic career.
9th - 12th 21st Century Skills 3 Views 55 Downloads
Oceans: Reading Comprehension
Practice reading comprehension by approaching oceanography through 2 pages of informational text. The text give introductory coverage of oceanography in practice, ocean zones, names of the 5 oceans, ocean features, and marine life. Three true/false and 6 fill-in-the-blank questions follow, prompting learners on direct recall and comprehension.
4th - 8th Science 82 Views 739 Downloads
What Do These People Know That I Don't Know?
Students research career areas within the field of oceanography. They read interviews of people who work in these fields and discuss how the fields are similar. They write a paragraph or more telling what career choice sounded most appealing to them and why.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 4 Downloads
Sixth graders choose a topic for an Oceanography report, discuss copyright law and the need to cite sources. They use the bibliography sheet gather information and graphics. Students complete a research project using research, word-processing, and graphics skills.
6th Language Arts 3 Views 1 Download
History and Oceanography
Students identify the accomplishments in oceanography from 17th-19th century, construct a time line with the scientists in chronological order, and discuss the parallels of oceanographic contributions with those in other areas of science or history.
9th - 12th Science 11 Views 27 Downloads
Sampling the Ocean Floor
Young scholars sample goodies from an unseen ocean floor and try to accurately describe their composition. This simulation helps students explain the limitations of sampling and the problem of obtaining representative samples of sea floor sediments.
3rd - 12th Science 15 Views 34 Downloads
Learners create a video about their oceanography unit where they role-play various animals from the ocean. In this oceanography lesson, students create a paper mural and then costumes for the animals. Learners role-play the animals and create a video.
3rd - 4th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 6 Downloads
Fisheries Management in the Open Ocean
Students explore biology by researching fishing equipment. In this oceanography instructional activity, students discuss the impact of human technology on the fish population. Students utilize marbles as a visual aide and complete fish population worksheets before creating a poster presentation in class.
2nd - 5th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 12 Downloads
Fourth graders work in groups to research ocean currents and create posters with their findings. They locate the patterns and names of major ocean currents and identify them on a map. Students also use red pencil to show ocean currents on a map.
4th Social Studies & History 3 Views 4 Downloads
Learners explore physics by completing a water experiment in class. In this waves lesson, students utilize a pitcher, box, corks, balloons and other household objects to conduct a tsunami activity. Learners record their results on a worksheet and define a list of vocabulary terms regarding oceanography.
5th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 44 Downloads